Apple TV and Xbox One...together?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mr.thedaniel, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I currently have an apple TV, use it often for netflix and hulu as I don't have cable. I'm really excited about Xbox One (especially because my 360 just red-ringed yesterday), especially for its non-gaming features.

    I started thinking about my whole home theater setup, and started considering the advantages of attaching my apple TV to the Xbone hdmi pass-through for voice control. Any thoughts on this or other advantages/interesting ideas for owners of both xbone and atv?
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    I believe the HDMI IN is limited to Set-Top boxes only.
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Any HDMI input will work. It will not be able to control your Apple TV like a STB but it will still work provided you use the Apple TV remote.
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    I just don't see the point, unless you have 2-3 HDMI inputs on your TV. The Xbox one is coded to support Set-Top boxes like changing tv channels and such.
    Would be nice if they open up for 3rd party support. But don't see that happening.
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    The point is you hook up your main HDMI input to it and you can play Xbox (or apps on the Xbox) without having to switch inputs (and it is always on). Honestly, the IR support for controlling your STB will be terrible. But being able to instantly switch to your Xbox will be the killer feature and it will probably drive people to use the apps on the Xbox more than they do today. I would venture to say about 10 people will actually want to use their Xbox to control the STB.
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    Count me as well. I use my Logitech revue (google tv) to control my STB, voice control on Xbox would be a nice addition :p
     
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    ZeRoLiMiT

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    I an't wait to get my XBOX One! pre ordered and I got the day off for Nov 22th
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    Woot woot!

    I was going to pre-order mine on store but did it online.

    Love the anticipation when the UPS/FedEx guy is on his way.

    I guess I'll be sleeping by the door the night before :p
    Right in Time for the thanksgiving holiday
     
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    ZeRoLiMiT

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    I will be at BESTBuy at 12:01am to get my XBOX One! I got friday off!

    This will be my 2nd camp out! first was the iPhone 5! I couldn't wait for UPS had to get it that night! :apple:
     
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    WhiteIphone5

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    12:01? You gotta be there like 6-7 PM.
    It's going to be packed!
    And be careful, wasn't so nice camping out 8 years ago.
    News were reporting people getting shot and stuff lol
     
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    Tezcatlipoca

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    Or not...

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-what-the-xbox-one-dash-means-for-gamers

     
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    ZeRoLiMiT

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    Yeah my wife will be there at 3pm and I will be there after work at 6pm
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    Oh it will. There's is no way it will be flawless. And it will be delayed (that is the nature of using IR blasters).

    MS should really be ashamed at how they showed off the video of the user browsing the guide and instantly changing channels. What they didn't show is your Xbox sending the 3 channels numbers via IR, pausing, then sending enter. Then your TV shows the ugly cable box guide below the Xbox interface hiding most of what is on the screen for several more seconds.
     
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    Airforcekid

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    I have a 360 now, but im going PS4 this generation with a rasberry pi running xbian. Im hoping in a few years I wont even conceive the idea of using a cable box the PS4's internet tv seems more futureproof,and if it flops I can still make my own setups that will outperform the xboxs media capabilities.
     
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    Jjaro

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    I just hope it works with my Japanese set-top box. I'm sure it will eventually, just not right away. :(
     
  17. macrumors 68000

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    It depends on what you mean by works. You can run your hdmi in the Xbox One and out the TV. This will let you use the Kinect or Xbox controller to play games/apps and go back to your stb. Even if it doesn't "work" with your STB, it just means you can't use it to change channels or use the guide. Like I said earlier, this is not going to be a great feature anyways unlike the bogus videos they showed. But most of the features will work no matter what box you have.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Working?

    Anyone have this working? I saw a video of someone who had it working but they were also running XBMC on their Apple TV so I think it was jailbroken (?).

    I have it all plugged in correctly, but I get no video from the Apple TV, only sound. I unplugged and plugged in the Apple TV and got the white Apple logo loading visible on the Xbone, but when it's done loading it goes back to the black screen audio only.

    Any ideas?
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    I have it working. I am also able to control the video (pause, play, rewind, fast forward) on my apple tv using kinect voice commands.

    I had the same issue as you at first (only sound no video) I took the HDMI cord out on the apple tv, then put it back in, then I did the same to the other end that was in the xbox, and then it worked fine for me.

    To get the playback commands to work with the apple tv, set your set top box manufacturer to Apple, and the device to Apple TV (when I tried AppleTV 2 it did not work for me)
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the tips! I'll be trying this out as soon as I get the chance!
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Working!

    Got it working just like you said! I had to try with the Xbox One running the "TV" mode for it to do the video handshake. But now it's working great!

    THANK YOU!
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    OT

    Has anyone tried a receiver into the Xbox One?
     
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    Giuly

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    That's a thing of the past, thanks to CEC-HDMI.
     
  24. macrumors 68000

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    Except the Xbox One doesn't support it.
     
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    Giuly

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    Why am I not surprised, at all. :rolleyes:
     

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